Certifications and Professional Orgs.
The health and wellness arena is always evolving and thus, it is important to continue your educational journey through certifications and other professional development opportunities. Networking with other professionals in the field is also crucial for health and wellness providers. This can be done by attending conferences, meetings, or by joining professional organizations. There are many benefits to joining professional organizations within your field. Read the article by Scholnik (2013) on the benefits of joining a professional organization (https://www.usatoday.com/story/college/2013/09/19/5-benefits-of-joining-a-professional-association/37437533/) land review the BAHW Organization and Certification Resource Guide (attached).
Address the following elements:
-Explain two benefits of belonging to a professional organization and how these benefits would be relevant to your professional goals.
-Select two professional organizations you are interested in joining and explain their membership benefits. How would becoming a member with these organizations help you in your future career as an online health coach?
-Assess two certifications or credentials that would be relevant to you and your future role as an online health coach. What are the requirements for certification or credentialing?
Use at least two credible sources to support your research and findings. All sources must be referenced and cited according to APA guidelines.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.